Fifteen Schools Named Finalists in $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Fifteen public schools from across the country – Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming – have won $35,000 in technology as finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a national competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Topics ranged from ways to address water pollution to mosquito-borne illnesses to urban food deserts which they illustrated through a short video they submitted as one of 51 state winners.

As national finalists, the teams will present their projects to a live panel of judges on March 18 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Five national grand prize winners will then be selected by a panel of judges, Samsung employees and the public, through online voting which is open 12:01 a.m. EST, March 2, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. EST, March 25, 2015 at

The 15 national finalists are:


City, State

Video Submission

Lawrence County High School

Mouton, AL

Caddo Hills High School

Norman, AR

Clarendon School

Phoenix, AZ

Downtown College Prep

San Jose, CA

Imagine Hope Community Charter School

Washington, DC

Caesar Rodney High School

Camden, DE

James Campbell High School

Ewa Beach, HI

Frankie Woods McCullough Academy

Gary, IN

Nicholson Elementary

Picayune, MS

Bow High School

Bow, NH

Galena High School

Reno, NV

Cedar Cliff Middle School

Cedarville, OH

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy

Erie, PA

Hudson's Bay High School

Vancouver, WA

Meeteetse Schools

Meeteetse, WY

To learn more about the competition, visit: